Our mission is to conduct innovative and socially relevant research; to expand students’ intellectual vistas via critical perspectives and valuable tools and skills; and to catalyze sustainable human-natural systems.
We seek to shape a sustainable future for Oklahoma and beyond by creating a community of interdisciplinary scholars and leaders who aim to comprehend the Earth’s human-natural systems.
Environmental Sustainability addresses how societies can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The degree offers three different areas of concentration: culture and society, planning and management, and science and natural resources.
Geography is an integrative field that studies people and the world in which they live and the discipline consists of two primary fields: human geography and physical geography. Both of these disciplines use GIS technologies and other analytical tools such as statistics, modeling and qualitative approaches.
Geographic Information Science is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of study and employment in the U.S. addresses how geographic information systems and remote sensing (aerial photography and satellite imagery) are used for gathering, analyzing and visualizing all forms of geographically referenced information.
Launch your career by studying Geography at The University of Oklahoma!
Dr. Tassie Katherine Hirschfeld, from OU's Department of Anthropology, will present "New Wars and Old Plagues: Armed Conflict, Environmental Change and Resurgent Malaria in the Southern Caucasus" on February 16th!
Join DGES for our new First Monday Coffee Hour Event on Monday, February 5th at 9:30 AM in SEC 410 Student Lounge! Every first Monday of the Month come and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and good conversation.
ᏗᏂᏠᎯ ᎤᏪᏯ, directed by Loren Waters and executively produced by DGES' Laurel Smith, is a top 10 finalist for the best mini-doc competition at the academy award-qualifying Big Sky Documentary Festival! The film tells a story of interconnectedness and Cherokee values and an effort to restore Oklahoma's Tar Creek.
Check out this StoryMap featuring the study abroad program in Oaxaca, Mexico! The StoryMap, by Geography M.A. student Abby Cervenka, highlights the one-month journey of experiential learning.